under penalty of fine

bieasy

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Hi,

Can I say: "Companies must follow the new environmental requirements under penalty of fine"
 

tedmc

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How about:

Companies must follow the new environmental requirements or risk getting fined.

Companies must follow the new environmental requirements. Penalties will be imposed for non-compliance.
 

bieasy

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In French we have the term "... sous peine d'amende" which faithfully translated would be "under penalty of fine". It doesn't seem to be a common term in English, or is it?
 
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